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  • Free pet microchip and vaccine clinic in Ajo

    Nov 15, 2021 | Read More News
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    vaccines PIMA COUNTY, Nov. 15, 2021 – Pima Animal Care Center is holding a free pet vaccination and microchip clinic Nov. 20, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Ajo Church of God, 1900 N. 2nd Avenue, Ajo. This will be a first-come, first-served event.

    “Pima County is so large that it can be difficult for pet owners to make the long drive for preventative care for their pets,” Monica Dangler, Director of Animal Services, said. “In most underserved communities that PACC helps, we find people and pets are already waiting for us when we pull up with our supplies, so we know just how much these services are needed.”

    Dogs will need to be on leashes. Cats will need to be in carriers. Pet owners should plan to wait in line and bring water for their pets and themselves.

    Services that will be offered include:
    • Brief exam by licensed veterinarian
    • FVRCP vaccines for cats (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia)
    • DHPP vaccines for dogs (Distemper, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and hepatitis/adenovirus) 
    • Rabies vaccines for cats and dogs
    • Deworming for pets under six months old
    • Microchip implantation

    Director of Veterinary Services Dr. Jennifer Wilcox has been to many of these events in Ajo. She said the team is ready to go.

    “We’ve already planned out the stations to make the flow move quickly so that we can help as many pets as possible,” she said. “Time is of the essence when pets get sick, so that long drive from Ajo to Tucson can be a bit much for a sick pet. That’s why we are so happy to be able to provide the vaccines that can help these pets keep from getting sick in the first place.”

    PetcoLove is providing the DHPP and FVRCP vaccines for this event. The free vaccines are made possible through Petco Love's new national vaccination initiative, which is providing 1 million free pet vaccines to its existing animal welfare partners, including Animal Welfare Org., for family pets in need.

    Parvovirus and distemper in dogs, and panleukopenia in cats, are some of the most prevalent deadly diseases that are preventable with a simple vaccine. An estimated 30% of pet parents do not take their pet to a veterinarian for preventative care. To address this critical need, Animal Welfare Org. and Petco Love are partnering to make pet vaccines free and accessible in an effort to ensure the health and wellness of our beloved pets.

    To learn more about Petco Love’s lifesaving impact, visit PetcoLove.org.